European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 270, Issue 5, pp 1747–1750

Transnasal endoscopic management of petrous apex and clivus selected lesions

Authors

  • E. Emanuelli
    • ENT and Otosurgery DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Padua
    • ENT and Audiology DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Ferrara
  • C. Bianchini
    • ENT and Audiology DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Ferrara
  • P. Bossolesi
    • ENT and Otosurgery DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Padua
  • F. Stomeo
    • ENT and Audiology DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Ferrara
  • S. Pelucchi
    • ENT and Audiology DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Ferrara
Head and Neck

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-012-2229-7

Cite this article as:
Emanuelli, E., Ciorba, A., Bianchini, C. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2013) 270: 1747. doi:10.1007/s00405-012-2229-7

Abstract

The objective of this study was to report a series of selected primary skull base benign lesions midline located by transnasal endoscopic transsphenoidal approach. A retrospective review of 5 cases is presented: four cholesterol granuloma of the petruos apex and one of the clivus. All patients have been successfully treated via transnasal endoscopic transsphenoidal approach. The mean duration of follow-up was 27 months (range 12–50 months). No postoperative complication such as CSF leak, meningitis, or encephalocele and no signs of recurrence have been noticed. The transnasal route is a minimally invasive, safe, and efficient technique to approach the petrous apex and clivus for selected midline skull base lesions removal.

Keywords

Petrous apex Clivus Cholesterol granuloma Endoscopy Skull base

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